The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) said it has sealed Lovers Bakery at Jikwoyi, Abuja, for filthy and unhealthy production environment.
The Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, said this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.
Adeyeye said that the bakery, located in a commercial area of Jikwoyi Phase 1, was sealed following a tip off by consumers and an investigation at the bakery.
She explained that the bakery was very untidy and had a toilet inside the production area as well as Pets (dogs) were seen roaming about in and out of the baking area.
She said that the personnel met at the bakery were not properly dressed and it was obvious that the production staff live in the baking premises.
According to her, the cloak room was converted to a living quarter for bakery staff while the oven is made of firewood which makes the whole environment very untidy at the time of visit.
She said that when this was discovered by the NAFDAC team, the bakery was sealed off and placed on hold.
“A second visit was made to the bakery on the July 23, 2018, following information that activities were still going on in the bakery.
“The inspectors observed that there was evidence to show that the HOLD label on the facility had been tampered with, as some of the baking pans containing dough during the initial visit had been taken away.
“And it was obvious they gained access by jumping the fence.
“The manager claimed the place was probably burgled without his knowledge because he travelled when the incidence occurred.
“Another HOLD label has now been placed on the bakery and administrative charge imposed on the company,” she explained.
The director-general renewed the commitment and determination of the agency to ensure people do not consume unwholesome food or drinks in accordance with its mandate.